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You may remember that there were two drug-related deaths at last year's Electric Zoo Festival in New York, causing the final day to be canceled. Jeffrey Russ was one of the fatalities and now Federal prosecutors in Mahattan have brought charges agains the person they believe sold him the drugs. From the NY Times:

Patrick Morgan, who at 23 is the same age that Mr. Russ was when he died, was arrested on Wednesday in Buffalo on charges of narcotics distribution and narcotics conspiracy, after an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration that zeroed in on the group of friends involved in the alleged drug deal as recounted in the criminal complaint against Mr. Morgan. Both charges carry a maximum prison term of 20 years.

One of the friends, who was not identified in the complaint, cooperated with the D.E.A. special agent leading the investigation, Louis Schmidt. In March, the friend met with Mr. Morgan and discussed the drugs that Mr. Morgan allegedly sold the three, according to the complaint. After the meeting, the two exchanged text messages.

"Hey it was great to see you last week," the friend who was working with the authorities texted Mr. Morgan, the complaint states. "Glad we got to talk about Jeff a little it was bugging me. Just know that I no longer blame us for giving the molly to him because it was him that made the mistake of taking too much."

Morgan is currently out on a $100,000 signature bond.

The Electric Zoo returns to Randall's Island over Labor Day Weekend with dramatically heightened drug security.

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Comments (9)

Rev. Bud Green doesn't need no chemical club drugs man

Posted by RevBudGreen | July 31, 2014 12:22 PM

And in related news, a certain Caleb Smith who also goes by the name Buckeye Shrimper, originally from Youngstown, Ohio, was arrested for distributing shrimping straws in the men's lavatory at the Greenpoint club St. Vitus.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 12:29 PM

holy fukkin RAT..

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 12:30 PM

Your honor, my client pleads not guilty by reason of being a chill bro

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 12:37 PM

fuckin narc!!!

RIP to those who fell, but it was their choice.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 12:55 PM

#pray4buckeye

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 1:43 PM

BUCK - EYE
(clap clap)
SHRIM - PER
(clap clap)
BUCK - EYE
(clap clap)
SHRIM - PER
(clap clap)

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 2:37 PM

kids these days just can't handle their drugs

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 2:41 PM

RIP to those who fell,
it's not long before they start to smell,
underground without a voice,
remember though it was their choice

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 6:20 PM

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